The Cégep de Trois-Rivières will put the axe on four programs

News 26 March, 2018
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    Jonathan Roberge

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    THREE-RIVERS | telecommunications are not in decline, but it only shakes visibly, not at the doors to learn the basics of the profession. After College Shawinigan, it is the turn of the Cégep de Trois-Rivières to suspend their program of study.

    “For us, it is certain that it could cause problems, because it is here that we recruited the vast majority of our staff “, explains Gabriel Vanier, the Group’s CLR.

    The direction of the Cégep invokes the low enrollment rates. The program of building engineering, sustainable development and a specialty program of Metallurgy, will also be put on ice.

    Each of them has attracted less than 10 students in the first round of registration.

    “You can’t help but have a dozen people on the labour market. At this time, only one candidate specialized; it is sometimes the difference between a company that is expanding and a company that stops taking contracts,” says Paul Lavergne of the CSN.

    The teachers union is trying by all means to be heard because the board of directors that could put the axe in these programs as soon as Wednesday evening.

    “We were ready to make compromises; to put an end to some projects in order to balance the budgets. We just want to ensure the training of people who wish to enroll in the program,” says Jean Fournier, teacher at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières.

    What irritates doubling the teachers union, is that the government announced on Monday morning the grant of $ 202 million to revitalize the infrastructure of the Quebec cegeps. Renovations and painting, but nothing to address the shortage of workforce training the workers of tomorrow.